Opening Reception, (NEW DATE) FRIDAY, July 29, 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.
Copro Gallery presents the art exhibition Immaculate Deception featuring the works of two female artists "Genevive Zacconi" and "Ewelina". Both artists have a different perception of the theme and have worked separately but will be exhibited together in this Epic Show.
"Working within the context of the exhibition title, Immaculate Deception, I've taken both themes of betrayal, and aspects within theology and integrated them into my own art. Believing that religion is a product of human imagination, I feel as though this complex explanation for existence is representative of the psyche of the greater whole of humanity, aside from religious sect; the motifs within the imagery & parable being inherent aspects of all of human life. I've therefore tried to take the topics that have stood out to me, through my Catholic upbringing, and apply them to broader issues in modern times. Human suffering, martyrdom, self-imposed victimization, and sacrifice being some of the subjects that have particularly caught my attention and which I see as having risen to the surface of my work within this show."
For many months now the portals of my canvas have been channeling the incantations of an ancient fairy tale which lives ever present in the hearts of modern man. Step inside the canvas and be welcomed to the world of Immaculate Deception…
The rulers of our realm press upon its inhabitants a decree for factory line productivity. We the people are driven by an insatiable need to create the shiny and new. Thus we are becoming a fast news nation, a fast food nation, a fast sex nation and in the process are starving ourselves of that mystical quality that makes us human; not dispensable animated bodies - part plastic, part clay.
As we the human race travel on this journey of truth and deception there is only one champion who will duel for our freedom. She beats inside us all; she is the path of heart.
Genevive Zacconi was born in Philadelphia in 1981. As both an artist and curator, she's been involved in numerous art exhibitions around the planet. Her delicately rendered oil paintings have been displayed at galleries including Copro Nason, La Luz De Jesus, Thinkspace, Strychnin, Perihelion Fine Arts and more. She has been featured by MSNBC, NY Press, Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose, Coagula Art Journal, and many other publications. In addition to creating her own art and freelance curation, she has also worked as painting assistant to Ron English, headed the first Philadelphia branch of "Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School", and was the founding director of Trinity Gallery in Philadelphia and Paul Booth's Last Rites Gallery in New York City.
Ewelina was born in Wroclaw Poland in 1981. Her family immigrated to the United States when she was just 3 years of age, making their home in Mahwah New Jersey. From time immemorial, equipped with her trusty pencil, she has filled her sketchbooks with images flowing from the unconscious, creating worlds of infinite possibility. After Graduating from Columbus College of Art and Design in 2003, she began to explore her own spiritual journey through life with painting. She has shown her paintings in galleries from coast to coast. Based in New York City, Ewelina continues to chronicle her personal evolution on paper and canvas.